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Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Department of Historic Resources

Item 374

Item 374

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Historic and Commemorative Attraction Management (50200)$10,315,801
$10,373,001
$5,315,801
$5,507,197
Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation (50204)FY2009 $5,839,894
$5,900,329
FY2010 $839,894
$1,034,525
Historic Resource Management (50205)FY2009 $4,475,907
$4,472,672
FY2010 $4,475,907
$4,472,672
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $8,744,781
$8,801,981
FY2010 $3,744,781
$3,936,177
SpecialFY2009 $634,441FY2010 $634,441
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $100,000FY2010 $100,000
Federal TrustFY2009 $836,579FY2010 $836,579

Authority: Title 10.1, Chapters 22 and 23, Code of Virginia.


A. General fund appropriations for historic and commemorative attractions not identified in § 10.1-2211 or § 10.1-2211.1, Code of Virginia, shall be matched by local or private sources, either in cash or in-kind, in amounts at least equal to the appropriation and which are deemed to be acceptable to the department.


B. In emergency situations which shall be defined as those posing a threat to life, safety or property, § 10.1-2213, Code of Virginia, shall not apply.


C.1. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation shall be paid from the general fund grants to the following organization for the purposes prescribed in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia:


ORGANIZATION

FY 2009

FY 2010

United Daughters of the Confederacy

$78,800

$78,800


Notwithstanding the cited Code section, the United Daughters of the Confederacy shall make disbursements to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in that section. By November 1 of each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy shall submit to the Director of the Department of Historic Resources a report documenting the disbursement of these funds for their specified purpose.


2.  As disbursements are made to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia, an amount equal to $10,560 each year shall be distributed to the Stonewall Confederate Memorial Association.


3. As disbursements are made to the treasurers of Confederate memorial associations and chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the purposes stated in § 10.1-2211, Code of Virginia, an amount equal to $7,500 each year shall be distributed to the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg.


D. Any June 30, 2009, and June 30, 2010, unexpended balances for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation grants and for the Survey and Planning Cost Share Program within Historic Resource Management are hereby reappropriated if the following conditions are met:


1. The organization awarded the grant shall have obtained the required matching funds.


2. The organization shall have a written plan to complete the project within one more year, in accordance with policy established by the Department of Historic Resources, and the plan shall have been approved by the department.


3. The unexpended balances for a grant shall be reappropriated once only, unless the General Assembly authorizes an additional reappropriation.


E. Included in this appropriation is $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year in nongeneral funds from the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund to support the Department of Historic Resources' required reviews of transportation projects.


F. The Department of Historic Resources is authorized to accept a devise of certain real property under the will of Elizabeth Rust Williams known as Clermont Farm located on Route 7 east of the town of Berryville in Clarke County. If, after due consideration of options, the department determines that the property should be sold or leased to a different public or private entity, and notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, the department is further authorized to sell or lease such property, provided such sale or lease is not in conflict with the terms of the will.  The proceeds of any such sale or lease shall be deposited to the Historic Resources Fund established under § 10.1-2202.1, Code of Virginia.


G. Notwithstanding the requirements of § 10.1-2213.1, Code of Virginia, $631,529  $536,800 in the first year and $631,529  $670,996 in the second year from the general fund is provided as a matching grant for charitable contributions received by the Montpelier Foundation on or after July 1, 2003, that were actually spent in the material restoration of Montpelier between July 1, 2003, and September 30, 2007.


H.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation, $5,190,000 the first year and $190,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department for the Civil War Historic Site Preservation Fund from which the department shall make grants to private non-profit organizations to match federal and other monies for preservation of any endangered Virginia Civil War historic site listed in the report "Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields," issued in 1993 by the National Parks Service's congressionally endorsed Civil War Sites Advisory Commission.  Eligibility for these grants shall require recipient non-profit organizations to provide at least $2 in matching funds for each $1 received from the Civil War Historic Site Preservation Fund. Sites identified within the Commonwealth by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission that are eligible for funding through this program include, but are not limited to: Appomattox in Appomattox County, Brandy Station in Culpeper County, Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Cold Harbor in Hanover County, Fredericksburg in the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County, Glendale in Henrico County, New Market in Shenandoah County, and Petersburg in the City of Petersburg and Dinwiddie County.


I. Out of the appropriations for this Item, the department shall reimburse the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for one additional grave site in New Providence Presbyterian Church in Rockbridge County.


J. The Department of Historic Resources shall follow and provide input on federal legislation designed to establish a new national system of recognizing and funding Presidential Libraries for those entities that are not included in the 1955 Presidential Library Act.


K. Pursuant to §4-1.05.a.4. of this act, $154,931 of the June 30, 2008, balances required to be reappropriated have been transferred to the general fund.